Changing to "Final" view on the Reviewing toolbar does not, in and of
itself, turn off track changes. It just turns off the display of
tracked changes. After you "Accept All Changes", make sure Track
Changes is not selected (the TRK indicator at the bottom of your screen
should be grayed out). You can't turn off Track Changes permanently.
You can create macros to automatically turn off Track Changes when you
open a document, to automatically Accept All Changes upon opening or
saving a document, etc.
> I fix documents from hundreds of authors. The first thing
> I do is to hit "Accept All Changes" and change to "Final."
> I still have problems keeping this feature off.
> Is there a way (other than going back to Word98) to turn
> this feature off forever, for all documents? I'm not
> talking about documents I create; I write only two or
> three a day at most--I'm talking about the hundreds a
> month I work on that come from other people.
> I've looked in Word's Help file for anything to clue me in
> on what they thought this feature would be used for, but
> they seem just as clueless as I am.
> Now I've found that a template I just wrote opens with the
> test data I used to create styles and macros still there,
> marked as deleted. I deleted it for a reason, didn't I?
> I've tried resaving the template as Original and as Final,
> but I can't get rid of the data.